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Author Topic: Opek HVT-400 Mount  (Read 842 times)
W1BVV
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« on: January 22, 2013, 08:09:49 AM »

Without lecturing me on the performance of the Opek hvt-400 antenna, can someone the problem and hopefully the fix to the common short circuiting problem with the mount?  I have the recommended trunk lip mount and it defies all my attempts to permanently fix problem.  I have added insulating spacers around the pin at the back of the pl-259 with no effect.  The only thing that works is a spacer between the shell of the antenna and the mount, effectively reducing the length of engagement of the plug to the socket.  But even that is only temporary and needs to be readjusted frequently.  Everything else I plug into the mount (cables, dummy loads etc) work perfectly.

When the connection is good, the antenna works acceptably for me considering its appearance factor.

Thanks,

Dave, W1BVV 
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